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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - William Shakespeare
Broadway's revenue and attendance figures were both up this season, largely fueled by classics from Harold Pinter and William Shakespeare rather than brash, new musicals.
Most people think of Washington, D.C., as devoted only to government and politics. However, perhaps more than many other cities in America, it also is a city of museums — government-financed and privately endowed — devoted to history, art, culture, technology and, notably, to pure scholarship.
Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.
Sophomore Emily Henrichs was not looking forward to spending several weeks studying another William Shakespeare play.
Ian Doescher returns with a new book in the William Shakespeare "Star Wars" saga, titled "The Empire Striketh Back." It's not only better than the first book but also just as enjoyable as the movie.
Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer, Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes and Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey are just a few of the actors to team up and play the ill-fated lovers.
William Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" benefits from a lighthearted approach and an evenly-matched pair of verbal jousters to conduct a battle of the sexes. An accomplished, zestful production by Theatre for a New Audience that opened Sunday at The Duke on 42nd Street contains all that and more.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is heading from modern to classic _ the "Modern Family" star is going to star this summer in William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" in Central Park.
Scientists say they have found the 500-year-old remains of England's King Richard III under a parking lot in the city of Leicester.
Has Britain's lost king been found?
A parent who was "All Shook Up" about Elvis Presley songs in a high-school drama prompted educators to cancel the musical, deeming it too sexual. But the decision was reversed Thursday by administrators at the high school south of Salt Lake City.
The author of this lively, probing but somewhat problematic book brings an impressive set of professional qualifications to his enterprise. Dr. John J. Ross practices medicine in Boston and is a professor at Harvard Medical School, so he brings a level of medical knowledge that most others writing about the lives of writers do not possess.
Greed that overreaches and causes its own undoing is the primary target of Ben Jonson's 1606 satire, "Volpone." Considering the ongoing global financial crisis, it's clear that classic theater can remain eerily relevant even after 400 years.
In his last stage role, Mark Rylance thrilled audiences as a bawdy bard for modern Britain. Now he's going back to an earlier Bard in a vibrant William Shakespeare double bill.
It got a standing ovation. Then again, it was a captive audience.
During the 17th century, William Shakespeare wrote plays about an interracial relationship in “Othello” and a multi-religious relationship in “The Merchant of Venice.” In 1957, Leonard Bernstein updated Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in his hit musical “West Side Story,” in which white, working class Tony falls in love with Puerto Rican Maria.
"My view is that people are increasingly enabled by technology but also rather isolated by it - isolated from visceral experiences," he said. "Being in a room with Viola or with Richard III or with any of those characters as they go through real experiences and real emotions - that beats watching it on the screen every time."